Concerts at The Kirk, Wednesdays at Noon

The summer classical concert series at The Kirk of St. James are on again – a wonderful opportunity to hear live classical music during the lunch hour each Wednesday until mid August.

Wednesday, July 11

James and Penelope Mark, presented a delightful program of clarinet and piano music.

Wednesday, July 18

An exciting program by Karem Simon, clarinet assisted by Krista Carruthers, percussion.

Wednesday, July 25

Saxophonist Sarah McCormack, assisted by Frances McBurnie on piano presented worksby Paule Maurice, Paul Creston and Pierre Max Dubois.  Sarah begins a Masters Degree in Music at the University of Calgary this fall.


Wednesday, August 1

Kay Diviney, flute and Frances McBurnie, piano, performed works by Gaubert, Devienne, Roussel, and the charming Suite in b minor by J. S. Bach.  Diviney and McBurnie have been performing in this series since its beginning in 2002.

Wednesday, August 8

The summer classical concert series at The Kirk of St. James continues this week with two talented young brass performers.

Matthew Rowsell graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music. He was a National winner of the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals competition. Since leaving UPEI, Matthew attended graduate school for performance in Pittsburgh, PA and Ottawa, ON. He currently lives in Ottawa and works as a full time musician in the Central Band of the Canadian Forces.

Laura MacLeod is studying trumpet at the University of Prince Edward Island with Dr. Gregory Irvine. She has been the principal trumpet in the UPEI Wind Symphony for the past three years as well as principal trumpet in the 2011 National Youth Band of Canada in Montreal, QC. She plays regularly with the Prince Edward Island Symphony

They are assisted in their performances this week by Frances McBurnie, well-known pianist and Music Director at the Kirk of St. James.

The program this week includes Jean Hubeau’s Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Handel’s Suite in D major for piccolo trumpet, Aria and Polonaise for trombone and piano by Jongen, and an exciting new work for trombone and piano by Filas, Sonata at the End of the Century.

Concerts start by 12:10pm and are usually over by 1pm.   The Kirk of St. James is located at 35 Fitzroy St., Charlottetown PEI.

There is no admission charge, all of the musicians donate their time, talent and skills. Donations from the audience are gratefully accepted. This year the donations will go to the Choral Scholar program at the Kirk of St. James